Hi - Pain and itchng can be a sign of a rare type of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC. Luckily, these symptoms seldom turn our to be IBC. Please read our posts on itchy breasts, and breast pain. Hopefully they'll give you some guidance about whether/when to see a doctor about this, and what to do in the meantime. Certianly, if the pain and itching become worse quickly, or if your breast seems infected - red, hot, swollen - then it's time to see the doctor without delay. Good luck - PJH
Hi Carrie to be on the safe side get to a good obgyn and go get a mamogram. 2 drs. told me breast pain was not a symptom of cancer. My breast first became painful, swollen, itchy, red, then my nipple inverted when I raised my arm over my head. I had 6 rounds of chemo, total mastectomy w 11 lymph nodes removed (6 WERE POSITIVE), and 33 tx's of RADIATION, NOW I AM ON ORAL CHEMO AS WELL AS HERCEPTIN EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A YR.
I HAD ANNUAL MAMOGRAMS BUT MISSED MY LAST ONE BY 7 MONTHS. nOT TRYING TO SCARE YOU BUT RUN DON'T WALK UNTIL YOU GET AN ANSWER. IF I HAD MAYBE I WOULDN'T BE IN THIS MESS. IT HAS BEEN A REALLY LONG 9 ALMOST 10 MONTHS SINCE I WAS DIAGNOSED. IF THIS SAVES YOU FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH I AM GRATEFUL. PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH.
TAKE GOOD CARE
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